Team

Management

Christian Bettstetter is professor for mobile systems at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). He leads the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems and is also the founding scientific director of Lakeside Labs. He has 20 years of experience in academic and industrial research and leadership. His work in wireless communications and self-organization in networked systems resulted in 140 scientific publications. Bettstetter holds master level and doctoral degrees in electrical and information engineering from TU München (Germany).

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Kornelia Lienbacher is secretary in the team of Christian Bettstetter at the University of Klagenfurt. She manages and supports the team with administrative issues, including financial and travel aspects, and communicates with the university’s central administration.

Senior Researchers


Aymen Fakhreddine holds a doctoral and master degree in telematic engineering from the University Carlos III Madrid (Spain) with expertise in wireless communications, networking, and localization. He is a senior researcher at the University of Klagenfurt working on cellular-connected drone systems. Before joining Bettstetter’s team, he was a researcher at IMDEA Networks and a visiting student at Singapore University of Technology and Design. He also holds a master degree in wireless communication systems from École Supérieure d’Électricité (Centrale Supélec) in Paris (France).

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Udo Schilcher has more than ten years of experience in research on wireless communications and stochastic modeling of networked systems. He holds a doctoral degree in information and communications engineering and master level degrees in informatics and mathematics from the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). He is a senior researcher at the University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs working on interference modeling, reliability in industrial sensor networks, and self-organizing synchronization.

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Jorge F. Schmidt holds a doctoral degree and an electronic engineer degree from the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) and has worked many years in Finland, Argentina, and Spain before coming to Klagenfurt. His expertise is in wireless communications and signal processing. He is a senior researcher at Lakeside Labs working on reliable ultra-wideband industrial sensor networks.



Evsen Yanmaz is an expert on wireless networking and distributed coordination algorithms with emphasis on drone networks. She holds an MS from SUNY and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and spent a postdoctoral period with the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA). She has worked several years as a senior researcher in Bettstetter’s team at the University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs. Evsen is currently on leave for a visiting professorship.

Researchers and Doctoral Students

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Mahin K. Atiq is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless systems and stochastic modeling. She works toward her doctoral degree in interference prediction in wireless networks. Mahin holds a master degree in information and communication engineering from Sejong University in Seoul (South Korea).

Denis Chernov is a project staff member at the University of Klagenfurt, where he performs software development for embedded communications systems with focus on ultrawideband systems. He holds a diploma degree in electronics and computer systems from Volga State University of Technology (Russia) and has more than five years of experience as embedded software developer in industry.

Agata Gniewek is a researcher in the Karl Popper doctoral school on networked autonomous aerial vehicles at the University of Klagenfurt. She holds a master level degree in control engineering and robotics from Wrocław University of Technology (Poland) and previously worked as embedded software developer.

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Pasquale Grippa is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with multidisciplinary interests in the analysis of networked, stochastic, and self-organizing systems. He works toward his doctoral degree on decision making in drone-based transport systems. Pasquale holds a master level degree in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno (Italy).

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Samira Hayat is a researcher at Lakeside Labs GmbH interested in multi-drone systems. She works on her doctoral thesis in wireless networking and path planning with drones for search and rescue missions at the University of Klagenfurt. Samira holds a master degree in telecommunications from the University of Trento (Italy) and was a guest researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) in 2016. She is also interested in the ethical and social implications of drones and talked about this topic at popular conferences, like re:publica and TEDxCERN.

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Daniel Neuhold is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless communications. He works toward his doctoral degree on reliable ultra-wide band sensor networks for airplanes (with Airbus) and industrial applications. Daniel holds a master level degree in information and communications engineering from the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). He was a guest researcher at the University of Southern California (USA) in 2018.

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Micha Rappaport is a researcher at Lakeside Labs, where he develops tools for the design of cyber physical system swarms (Horizon 2020 project CPSwarm). He holds a master level degree in computer engineering from RWTH Aachen. Before joining Lakeside Labs, he gained more than four years of experience as a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt and is expected to finish his doctoral thesis on coordinated recharging in robot networks by mid 2018.


Arke Vogell is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in self-organiziation and network dynamics with applications to robotics and drones. He works toward his doctoral degree in self-organizing synchronization with stochastic coupling. Arke holds a master of science in physics from the University of Hanover (Germany) and did his master thesis at the Max Plank Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany). He joined Lakeside Labs GmbH in 2016 to work on path planning for drones. He has also been engaged as a student representative for the doctoral program.